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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Rehearing Granted (access required)

On Feb. 23, 2010, the Virginia Court of Appeals granted rehearing en banc in Holloway v. Commonwealth VLW 010-7-026. The court vacated the panel opinion dated Jan. 26, which reversed defendant’s conviction for possession of an imitation controlled substance with ...

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Keep it fresh

Judge Barbara Milano Keenan, formerly of the Supreme Court of Virginia and now of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has some advice for more senior lawyers: Don’t be afraid to try something new, even at a later stage ...

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Time to punt

Last week Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli made the rounds at his office, passing out lapel pins with the Great Seal of Virginia on them. Well, not exactly the Great Seal as we know it today. The commonwealth’s current seal (at ...

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Criminal – Jury Sentence – Teenage Defendant – Malicious Wounding (access required)

Although defendant was only 17 years old when convicted of aggravated malicious wounding, firearm use and participating in a street gang, the trial court did not err in allowing the jury to set defendant’s sentence at 53 years in the ...

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Consumer Protection – FDCPA – Arbitration Award – Jurisdictional Amount (access required)

A Harrisonburg U.S. District Court upholds an arbitration award in this case alleging violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Virginia state law, awarding defendant loan company $2,560 in damages, $4,725 in attorney’s fees and $479 in costs; ...

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